The Catalan parliament joins together to prepare for Mas' swearing in as president of the Generalitat. A special session of the parliament begins today at 4:30pm, with Mas being sworn in this Friday (read story here). Tito Vilanova, coach of FC Barcelona, returns for treatment today after being diagnosed again with cancer of the salivary glands. Vilanova, who suffered the same cancer last year, will undergo radiation and chemotherapy (read story here). American Olivia Culpo, was crowned Miss Universe last night in Las Vegas (read story here)
Arsenal and Milan are among the possible rivals, as well as the most challenging, that Football Club Barcelona may face on its way to the Champions League quarter finals (read story here). The cost of public transportation in Barcelona will increase 3.8% on the price of a T-10 tickets (read story here)The 12 best magazine cover pages of the year (find them here).
Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, is in declining health and is in hospital being treated for a respiratory infection. Chávez has been in Cuba since December 11th in order to receive cancer treatment (read story here). U.S. president, Barak Obama, is pushing for arms control measures to avoid future tragedies like the recent one in Connecticut (read story here)